Franklin passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017. Franklin was a resident of South Carolina. He was a graduate from from Orangeburg High School in 1952. He joined the US Air Force served for four years and was a veteran of the Korean War. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm Wednesday May 17 2017 at Orangeburg Lutheran Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Tuesday May 16 2017 at Dukes Harley Funeral Home Crematory. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Orangeburg Lutheran Church 610 Ellis NE Orangeburg SC 29115 or the Orangeburg Calhoun Free Medical Clinic 141 Centre St. Orangburg SC 29115.